How Cannabis Eye Creams Can Help With Puffy-Looking Eyes

Learn how cannabis creams can help with puffy eyes.

Puffy eyes are the result of a whole host of reasons but one thing is for sure. Cannabis cream can fix them. Image Credit: By Yuri Shevtsov on shutterstock

It’s official: cannabis eye creams have hit the market, and they could be the answer to your puffy eye problems.

Cannabis is already taking the skin care industry by storm, but cannabis eye creams are the next big thing to pop up on store shelves across the country. Sounds strange? Maybe, but before you write them off, the medicinal properties of the plant might be just what your tired eyes need to restore them to their brightest and most youthful selves.

What Causes Puffy Eyes?

If you’re noticing your eyes are looking puffy on a regular basis, there’s probably a reason or, more accurately, several reasons. Common causes of puffy eyes include:

  • A lack of regular sleep
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Fluid retention – caused by too much salt in your diet
  • Sinus issues
  • Allergies
  • The aging process
  • Dehydration
  • Inflammation
  • Genetics

Getting to the bottom of what’s causing your eyes to look puffier than usual might seem tricky, but keeping a diary and making notes of things like how much sleep you got the previous night, what you’ve had to eat, and whether or not you’ve noticed any other symptoms can help a lot. Oftentimes, this is just one piece of a larger puzzle that needs to be put together.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that, no matter what’s causing your puffy eyes, cannabis eye creams may be able to help.

Why Cannabis Eye Creams Can Help

Did you know that cannabis contains properties that have been proven to be hugely beneficial for the skin? It has over a hundred different chemicals inside it, but one in particular has shown great promise as a skin care ingredient — cannabidiol, or CBD. And it’s this chemical that holds the key to reducing puffy eyes.

Inflammation

CBD is a highly effective anti-inflammatory. Studies show that this chemical can greatly reduce inflammation, and that it doesn’t cause the same amount of side effects as typical medications do. Using a cannabis eye cream means that the CBD it contains will help to reduce inflammation of the skin around the eyes, and prevent or relieve puffiness as a result.

Sleep

Scientists have discovered that cannabis can have a sedative-like effect. It contains substances called terpenes that have a range of effects on the body, such as promoting relaxation and sleep. Thanks to these terpenes, applying a cannabis eye cream right before bed could help you to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. However, terpene research is still in its infancy, so it’s too early to say for certain which terpenes — in which amounts — would work best in this case.

Aging

CBD is a powerful antioxidant. Studies indicate that it’s even more potent than vitamin C and vitamin E (two of the most popular antioxidants) when it comes to fighting off free radicals and the fine lines and wrinkles that they cause. Many CBD skin care products also contain essential fatty and amino acids that are vital for keeping the skin soft, supple, and youthful as we age.

By using a cannabis eye cream treatment, you can directly apply these impressive anti-aging properties to the skin around your eyes and watch as the years melt away.

How to Choose (and Use) Cannabis Eye Creams

When choosing a cannabis or CBD skin care product, you should always look for one that contains hemp or marijuana-derived CBD oil — both of which are different from hemp seed oil, which doesn’t actually contain any CBD.

Ideally, you should also opt for a product that uses full spectrum CBD oil which has been organically grown. The skin is delicate and doesn’t need pesticides or other harmful chemicals messing with it, especially when it’s already showing signs of distress.

Other great ingredients to look for in a cannabis eye cream are hyaluronic acid, collagen and elastin, and caffeine. These ingredients help to waken up the skin around the eyes, bringing it back to life with an injection of brightness that can make a huge difference to the appearance of dark circles and tired, puffy eyes.

The best way to use cannabis eye creams depends heavily on the kind of product that you choose. An oil-based eye serum should only be used at night, for example, and should be pressed into the skin around the eyes as opposed to rubbed. Lighter products like lotions can be applied before your makeup routine and again in the evenings.

Your product will come with instructions for use so following them will ensure that you get the most possible bang for your buck.

Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell
Sarah Tyrrell is a health, wellness, and lifestyle writer based in Ireland whose work has appeared in The Irish Times and The Independent, among others. In 2017, she founded the lifestyle brand “Self Love and Sarah” to promote healthy self image and body positivity for women.

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